Avocado lovers, brace yourselves for a delightful surprise! We're about to combine the creamy goodness of avocados with the rich decadence of dark chocolate to create these delectable Avocado Chocolate Truffles. These bite-sized treats are not only indulgent but also surprisingly healthy. Perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth guilt-free!
- 4 oz dark chocolate, at least 70% cacao, coarsely chopped
- 1-2 ripe avocados*, peeled, pitted, and mashed
- Pinch of sea salt
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1. Melt the Chocolate:
- Begin by melting the dark chocolate. Place the coarsely chopped chocolate into a heatproof bowl.
- Set the bowl over a pot of simmering water, ensuring that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Stir gently until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Remove the bowl from heat.
2. Mix in the Avocado:
- Add the mashed avocado and a pinch of sea salt to the melted chocolate. Combine these ingredients well. The mixture should become quite thick and creamy.
3. Chill the Mixture:
- Cover the bowl and chill the mixture in the refrigerator for about 1 hour or until it's firm enough to be rolled into balls.
4. Prepare the Truffles:
- Sprinkle the unsweetened cocoa powder on a piece of parchment paper.
- Use a melon baller or a spoon to scoop out portions of the chilled avocado-chocolate mixture and form them into 3/4-inch balls.
5. Coat in Cocoa:
- Roll each truffle in the cocoa powder until they're evenly coated, creating a beautiful dark cocoa exterior.
6. Refrigerate and Serve:
- Arrange your Avocado Chocolate Truffles on a serving plate or dish in a single layer.
- Refrigerate them until you're ready to serve.
- * If your avocados are large, you may want to start with just one and adjust to add a bit more to achieve the right consistency.
- These truffles are not only delicious but also a healthier treat, thanks to the nutritious avocados that provide creaminess without the need for heavy cream or butter.
Enjoy your Avocado Chocolate Truffles! Each bite offers a luscious combination of creamy avocado and rich dark chocolate, making them an irresistible treat for any occasion.